The European platform dedicated to PVC cables, PVC4cables is hosting its first conference on 26 Oct in Lyon, France, covering topics such as construction products regulation and environmentally responsible innovation during the one-day event.
Discussions will centre on the technical and environmental performance of PVC cables and their beneficial properties, recycling technologies and the impact of regulatory frameworks on the PVC cable market in different EU countries.
Taking the theme of ‘Sustainability, Innovation, Market: The new horizons of the PVC cables industry’, the event will also be exploring new solutions in stabilisers, plasticisers and fire retardants.
As the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) platform dedicated to the PVC cables value chain, PVC4cables brings together the producers of PVC resins, stabilisers and plasticisers. It is open for participation by PVC compounders, PVC cables producers and all players in the value chain.
The organisation aims to drive environmentally responsible innovations in the PVC cables sector and provide a valuable point of reference for the entire PVC cables value chain and its stakeholders: compounds and cable producers, regulators, specifiers, installers, electricians, media and the general public.
“PVC accounts for 46% of the cables market in Europe, making it the most used polymer for electric and telecommunication cables thanks to its advantages in terms of best cost/performance ratio, sustainability and recyclability,” said Zdenek Hruska, ECVM public affairs senior manager and PVC4cables project manager commenting on the importance of the first conference.
Speakers will include Arjen Sevenster, ECVM, providing an update on RoHS and BEMP (Best Environmental Management Practice); Francesco Tarantino from VinyLoop on cables recycling and legacy additives and Daniel Martinz, technical marketing and development manager, speciality vinyls at Inovyn highlighting how innovation can ensure a bright future in cable applications.